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Grammy-winning 1970s soul singer Betty Wright dies at 66

Betty Wright
Posted at 10:32 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:32:19-04

MIAMI (AP) - Betty Wright, the Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter whose influential 1970s hits included "Clean Up Woman" and "Where is the Love," has died.

Several media outlets reported that Wright died of cancer at her home in Miami on Sunday. She was 66.

A Miami-born singer who started in gospel music, Wright had her breakthrough at age 17 with 1971′s "Clean Up Woman," a funk-and-soul ditty that would be frequently sampled in subsequent decades. She co-wrote and performed the 1975 proto-disco song "Where is the Love."

The hit would win her a Grammy for best R&B song.

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